Rotary Island Improvements – Trenton NJ

Description

Rotary Island, in the middle of the Delaware River and primarily located in Trenton, New Jersey, was improved by the federal National Youth Administration (NYA) ca. 1936. Quote “The Dawn,” a monthly WPA newsletter, July 1936:

Forty youths are working on Rotary Island, where the Mercer County Health League camp for children is maintained. Considerable damage was done to the island by the Spring floods, and NYA workers are cleaning up the debris, in addition to grading and painting and making necessary repairs to buildings.

Source notes

"The Dawn," a New Jersey WPA publication; July 1936 issue, page 3. Found at the Jersey City Public Library's New Jersey Room.

Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish on January 8, 2015.

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Location Info


Rotary Island
Trenton, NJ

Coordinates: 40.237265, -74.814024

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